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Copernicus Masters Competition: Revealing Humankind’s Footprint On Earth
2013-03-18 10:01:03

ESA In its third year, the Copernicus Masters competition — previously known as the GMES Masters — opens once again. Submissions are now being accepted for the first challenge that asks participants to demonstrate how satellites show humans´ impact on our planet. The Copernicus Masters rewards the best ideas for services, business cases and applications based on satellite Earth observation data. With a prize pool of 350 000 in cash prizes, technical support, data...

GMES Copernicus Program Funding Secured Through 2020
2013-02-19 11:31:55

ESA Good news for Europe´s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program: the European Council has secured the program´s EU funding through 2020. The multiannual financial framework — MFF — is a seven-year plan for the EU´s budget. On 8 February, European heads of State and government agreed to include GMES in the 2014—20 MFF. Within the new framework, 3786 million was allocated for GMES. This amount covers GMES Services, In-Situ Component (a...

Mapping Landslides In The Swiss Alps
2012-09-26 08:41:24

Archived radar data from the Envisat mission are playing an important role in mapping landslides in Switzerland. The mission´s vast archives continue to prove useful for mapping ground deformation. Landslides are a natural hazard of special relevance in Alpine regions. This ground displacement can severely damage human lives and infrastructure. Earth-observing satellites — specifically those equipped with radars — can help scientists to map and monitor ground movement....

Galileo Satellites Being Prepped For Launch
2012-09-10 14:00:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The second pair of Galileo navigation satellites is being prepared for launch from Europe's Spaceport in October. The third Galileo satellite's propellant tank will be getting filled with hydrazine fuel this week, and the fourth will be getting its propellant tank filled next week. The twin satellites will be hitching a ride aboard the Soyuz ST-B on October 10, then will meet up with the first two Galileo satellites currently in...

Fourth Galileo Satellite Now At French Guiana Launch Site
2012-08-21 09:40:50

The next two Galileo satellites are now in place at Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana, being prepared for their shared launch this autumn. The fourth Galileo satellite flight model arrived at Cayenne Airport in French Guiana on Friday 17 August, flown from the Thales Alenia Space facility in Rome aboard an Ilyushin aircraft. Cocooned inside a protective air-conditioned container, the satellite was then transported to the preparation facility at the Guiana Space Centre to join the...

ESA’s Next Galileo Satellite Arrives In French Guiana
2012-08-08 07:56:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After traveling nearly 5,000 miles from Thales Alenia Space in Rome, Italy, the next Galileo navigation satellite arrived at Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana August 7 to begin preparations for an October launch into orbit. The satellite, enclosed in a protective, air-conditioned container, was accompanied by a four-person team from Thales, plus two representatives, one each from Astrium and the European Space Agency (ESA)....

The Importance Of Earth Observing Satellites
2012-07-17 04:35:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Talks held at the recent biannual conference on mapping global risk ensured that leaders focused on the importance of Earth-observing satellites. The Understanding Risk Forum was organized by the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Risk and Recovery in Cape Town, South Africa earlier this month. During the conference, Earth-observing satellites became the focal point of discussion at the Forum's Earth Observing session chaired...

Trial By Vacuum Brings Next Galileo Satellites Closer To Launch
2012-06-14 13:35:08

The next two Galileo navigation satellites have now endured the harsh vacuum and temperature extremes of space on the way to their scheduled 28 September launch. The fourth satellite completed 20 days of thermal vacuum testing at Thales Alenia Space Italy´s plant in Rome at the start of June. The third satellite completed the same tests the previous month. “These two satellites are almost identical to the first two Galileo satellites that were launched last 21 October,”...

2012-05-28 23:01:17

Bosco Sport Italy SRL, manufacturer for Russian apparel giant, Bosco Sport, which is the official supplier of Olympic uniforms for the Spanish, Ukranian and Russian Olympic teams, has implemented YuniquePLM from Gerber. Tolland, CT (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 Bosco Sport Italy SRL, manufacturer for Russian apparel giant, Bosco Sport, which is the official supplier of Olympic uniforms for the Spanish, Ukranian and Russian Olympic teams, has implemented YuniquePLM from Gerber to help meet its...


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